The European Gaming and Betting Association is thrilled to learn the news.
Belgium.- The adoption of a Digital Single Market report decided yesterday by the European Parliament, is a confirmation that the EU aims to become a leader in the digital economy, creating new jobs, boosting innovation and protecting consumers.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) fully supports the decision, as its Secretary General Maarten Haijer expressed: “We applaud that both the European Parliament and Commission have invested significant political attention in the Digital Single Market over the last 12 months. We are now looking forward to a swift legislative process that will take away national barriers and ensure that the EU’s 500 million consumers have access to European digital products.”
The Parliament do asks the European Commission to deliver concrete proposals to improve the functioning of the Digital Market and EGBA echoes this request: “about the different national approaches taken so far by the Member States on regulating the internet… urges the Commission to take initiatives, in line with EU competences… to remove barriers to digital trade.”
“We applaud that both the European Parliament and Commission have invested significant political attention in the Digital Single Market over the last 12 months.”
According to the association “the absence of a single market for online gambling results in unequal protection of consumers” and a united European online front would result in benefits of €5.6 billion (US$6.1b) per year.